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Company focus on style over substance

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Current Employee - Management in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Management in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Benefits are decent; definite decline in options over last 3 years; salary is average to below average. Company is large enough to where employees feel like they have job security but in reality job security doesn't exist

Cons

Beauracratic, slow moving and very siloed. If you are a caucasian male with white hair (or balding) performing isn't necesary for promotion

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop promoting people that tell you what you want to hear so much; the same white haired, male caucasian employees gets promoted over qualified others to frequently. The scary thing is with all of the accolades and awards on diversity there is one black VP and one latino EVP out of 50+ executives within the utility?? How embarrassing is that??

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

418 Other Employee Reviews for Pacific Gas and Electric (View Most Recent)

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    Good company to work for, a bit old school.

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    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Competitive compensation and benefits. Room to grow.

    Cons

    Old school punitive systems drive the wrong behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out in the field more - you are over reliant on scorecards. Servant leadership style is working but needs to be adopted by more high level people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It takes 20,000 employees to power the light bulb you screw in

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company does something important to everyone. The people I worked with were dedicated and ethical. I joined at a time when sweeping reforms within the company were made with heavy hearts and open books.

    Cons

    When something goes wrong, the company's always on the front page of the newspaper. Even when things haven't gone wrong, it's a popular whipping boy for journalists, activists, and politicians of every stripe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know you try to be "diverse" and "inclusive," but you really, seriously lay it on too thick. A little of that goes a long way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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